Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Many years ago when things went wrong, I couldn't see past the wrong and so I couldn't thank God for the other blessings He's been showering me with.  But because of those ugly experiences I've had, my character was painfully molded.

This 2012, so far, has been full of both trials and blessings.  I couldn't complain because I know that when a trial comes, there's a corresponding reward when I pass the test.  This is now how I view ugly things that come my way --- a test.

I've already had quite a few the past months, but looking at them at a larger scale, it's great to see how God never failed to show up at once.  What Satan and his followers thought would destroy me turned out to be a character building experience for me.

This week I thank God for his love, protection and blessings that He graciously showers me with consistently.

Another thing I thank God for are the memories I have with Dad.  I thank God that He allowed me to spend time with him in China when he was being treated for cancer last year.  God certainly knows best.  He knew I'd be looking back at those times now.

Lord, thank you. Thank you for loving me with all my imperfections. Thank you for the good memories with Dad I can forever treasure and keep.  Thank you for your protection upon me and my family. Praise God!

What are you thankful for this week?

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Laurie over at Women Taking a Stand.

You Reap What You Sow

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Last weekend my Yahoo account was hacked by somebody who viewed my blog quite regularly in the past.  This person must have sent many messages to my friends, but I was only able to trace one. The messages this person sent were repulsive.  Anyway, I was able to retrieve my account today.  I've realized that this incident wasn't just some random hacking.  This hacking was really intended to target me in particular.  I have an idea who the people behind this hacking are.

If you received weird messages from my Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Messenger,  please know that that wasn't me who sent them, but an enraged, bipolar hacker.   I'm grateful that the one the hacker sent a message to didn't believe one bit of what this hacker tried to say.  Obviously this hacker wanted to destroy my reputation. The hacker failed.

You know, in life, you win some and lose some.  The problem is when one can't accept defeat.  When one's objective is to destroy another person, this will definitely hit you back right smack on your face because like what my good friend said, what goes around comes around.  You reap what you sow.

Anyway, God sees everything and His promise to protect me and everything that belongs to me stands. I know how to accept defeat, but I also know that God will fight for me.  God is just. God is not blind. He sees YOU.
"Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."  Proverbs 19:21

Any Messages for Me?

Monday, July 16, 2012
Hi, friends! My Yahoo e-mail account was hacked a few days ago. I can no longer log into it. If you wish to leave a message, please use the "Contact Me" link at the top of this page instead.

Thank you.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Sunday, July 15, 2012
It was Mom's birthday yesterday, but we celebrated it today.  We went to visit Dad first and brought him fresh flowers then we headed straight to my sister's.


I am so happy despite all the trials that my family went through, and thankful because Mom celebrated another year with us.  My nephews did something really cute: they made balloons for their grandma! That really made her smile! See those pink balloons by the door? Yup, those are theirs. :)

Come to think of it... it's these little sweet gestures that you treasure all your life. From all of us, Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you very much! 

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One of the best things in life is having TRUE and LOYAL friends.  I'm so blessed and I'm grateful to the Lord for this.

What are you thankful for this week?

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Laurie over at Women Taking a Stand.

Awesome God!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The weather is bad today, but my day was filled with laughter.  My colleagues who played practical jokes on each other were simply hilarious.  We had a seminar today after passing our licensure exam. As usual we all felt it was information overload because of all the charges, privileges and rules that we have to remember and follow.  Thank goodness it was just a one-day seminar.

Anyhoo, I really love, love, love this verse in Romans 8.
28"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." 
What the enemy meant for my harm, God meant it for my good.  Awesome God! Though there were a few minor bumps along the way, everything looks pretty much promising.  Thank you, Lord!


Sunday, July 1, 2012
Mom is listening to her fave radio station which plays music from her and Dad's time.  I miss Dad.  He had a very peculiar laugh.  I got the chance to record this when we had a family outing at Fontana last 2010.  Mom and I listened to it and although we both miss Dad, we end up laughing at the sound of Dad's laughter. I'm glad Mom's with me because I get to feast on crabs and shrimps.  Haha! 

On a different note, I shared this verse with a friend at church because she's going through some tough times right now.
"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:8
This powerful verse ministered to me too.  If we meditate on God's Word and carefully obey then blessings are inevitable.  

I have so many things to thank God for this week.  Too bad I wasn't able to join in the Thankful Thursday meme.  Anyway, just the same, I'm grateful to God for allowing me to pass my licensure exam two weeks ago.  I got the result last Monday.  I thank God for my friends including bloggy friends who prayed for me. Thank you, guys!  I passed!  Woohoo!

Another thing I'm thankful for is my latest DVD of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn part 1.  My friend gave it to me two days ago.  Thanks, Dee!

I'm so blessed.  Thank you, Lord!

I'll leave you with this video that Mom is listening to on the radio.  Happy weekend!

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